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Update from Haiti

You may well have seen in the news the reports from Haiti that the government declared a 72 hour state of emergency after armed gangs stormed a prison in Port-au-Prince. Around 3,700 inmates escaped and at least 12 people were killed. The gangs are calling for the resignation of the current Prime Minister, who was due to step down in February but has remained in power. Violence has been ongoing in Haiti since President Moïse's assassination at his home in 2021. He has not been replaced and elections have not been held since 2016. 

Here is an update from our Haiti Director, Michael Goldsmith:


Many of you have reached out to us in the past few days. As you may have heard, Haiti is experiencing heightened instability and gang activity, casting a shadow of fear and uncertainty over the country we hold dear. Thankfully, we have not experienced any violence at our partner hospital, HCBH, and services are operating as normal. Yet, even in the midst of turmoil, we stand firm in our commitment to serving those in need, guided by the unwavering light of our faith.

We recognise that our work is more vital than ever, providing hope to those affected by the chaos surrounding them. Our team on the ground remains steadfast in their dedication, facing each day with courage and resilience, fuelled by the love and support from all of you. We can assure you that their safety and well-being remain one of our top priorities.

In times such as these, we humbly ask for your continued prayers for our staff, volunteers, and the vulnerable communities we serve. Your ongoing support sustains us through these trials, giving us hope in the darkest of times. Where our faith remains, love triumphs over fear. We will keep you updated on any developments and how they may impact our work. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our mission and the people of Haiti.

Michael and the HHA Team


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